Originally Posted by Robertson2
And listening to conversations among vendors, supply chain lack of parts is really put a hurting on everyone.
I heard today already predicting present shortages for Christmas…I don’t even know what I want yet
One more reason to enjoy what I have!
Theres'a also the basic question of coming up with the inventory to go to the show with. If everybody is behind on customer orders, do you really want to divert a couple dozen vans and trailers to a show?
There are a lot of things driving the various shortage issues. Some are direct results of the virus. Others are a bit more random (factory fires ...). It is not at all clear when (or even if) we will get ahead of the virus world wide. It is equally unclear how long after that it will take for things to get back to normal (if they ever do).
Corporations have spent at least 60 years learning just how important certain things are:
1) Inventory is *bad*, you should never have more than a couple days on hand.
2) Only do the few things you "are good at". Job everything else out to others.
You don't have to have an MBA to have heard both of those again and again over the years. There are many permutations to each of them. Indeed companies that didn't work this out went out of business and ones that did do these things took over this or that market. "Way back then" this was indeed the right way to do stuff.
If it took 60 years to get here, it may take a *long* while to get to someplace else .....